PEACE & JUSTICE NETWORK
Call for Applications for PJN's Community Legal Empowerment Lawyer Panel Member in KP (Multiple Districts)
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Posted date 14th November, 2023 Last date to apply 21st November, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations 7 Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Kurram, Mardan, Bajaur, Khyber, and Swat)
Category Legal officers & Practitioners
Type Part Time Positions 4
Status Closed

Community Legal Empowerment Lawyer for Multiple Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP):

The Peace & Justice Network Pakistan is a national grassroots justice network working across Pakistan for enhancing community legal empowerment and access to justice and strengthening rule of law to foster peace and sustainable development. PJN's vision is for a peaceful, just, and inclusive society governed by laws where the rights of individuals are secure. With its commitment to leaving no one behind, PJN's institutional framework guarantees non-discrimination and equality for all, with a particular focus on women, children, religious and ethnic minorities, internally displaced and refugees, transgender, and people with special needs.

For its Community Legal Empowerment Program, Peace & Justice Network (PJN) is building and equipping panel of community legal empowemrent lawyers to conduct sessions for legal empowerment of the local communities by providing them with legal knowledge and awareness so that they able to understand and protect their legal rights. These programs aim to increase access to justice, promote social justice, and address various legal issues that affect communities.

PJN is looking for a young, dynamic legal professional (2 male lawyers and 2 female lawyers) for conducting community legal awareness clinics in following 7 Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

  1. Peshawar,
  2. Kohat,
  3. Kurram,
  4. Mardan,
  5. Bajaur,
  6. Khyber, and
  7. Swat

The program will provide community members with legal education and awareness. This includes informing them about their rights and responsibilities under the law. It will buildi the legal knowledge and skills of community members, enabling them to navigate legal processes and systems effectively. The program is targeting poor, vulnerable or underserved populations who may face barriers to accessing the legal system. By empowering individuals and communities with legal knowledge and support, this program aim to promote social justice and foster a more equitable society.


Community Legal Empowerment Lawyer Position ToRs:

Community Lawyer will be responsible for:

  • Conducting Community Legal Empowerment Clinics (3 - 4 hours session) to educate community members about their legal rights and responsibilities and to help people understand the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Providing individuals participated in Clinics with legal advice tailored to their specific situations to help community members understand their options and make informed decisions regarding legal matters.
  • Disseminating awareness material during the Clinics to educate the community about specific legal issues and rights.
  • Guiding community members to advocate for themselves by providing them with the knowledge and tools to navigate the legal system independently during Clinics.
  • Regularly assessing the impact of the program to ensure that it is meeting its objectives and making a positive difference in the community.


Peace & Justice Network will provide formal orientation session to the selected community legal empowerment lawyers for effectively and productively conducting community legal empowerment sessions for greater and sustainable impact.  


How to Apply?

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than November 21, 2023.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Community Legal Empowerment Lawyer - Name of District) in the subject line of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal-opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.



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If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV explaining your suitability to the position at [email protected] not later than November 21, 2023.

Please write Vacancy Title (i.e. Community Legal Empowerment Lawyer - Name of District) in the subject line of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal-opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Women, minorities, transgender and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.

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